Rigby and Peller combine glamour, luxury and seduction

Rigby and Peller have a name that is just synonymous with luxury and glamour. Now in its 73rd year, the premium lingerie retailer, which has held its royal warrant for more than 50 years, offers the luxurious, the glamorous and the beautiful when it comes to lingerie. And the upcoming collection offers a darkly Gothic glamour that speaks of vampish beauties in 1940s B- movies, all violet and purple, silk and lace.

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This is a rich and opulent collection, with the dark hues and heavier silken fabrics and micro-fibre. There are unusual cut-out details that keep the collection modern and up-to-date, whilst the thicker width of bra straps and the use of lace insets suggest a collection that Dita Von Teese would be proud of.

Rigby and Peller Lunette Made to measure basque and bikini brief click to visit Rigby and Peller

I adore the sheer decadence of the Lunette basque and brief set. Lunette is the perfect name for a collection that seems to be inspired by moonlit nights. Rigby & Peller’s Creative Director, Nicky Clayton, says of her inspiration for the collection: “This season focuses on glamour and luxury combined with an edge of power and seduction. My inspirations were drawn from the catwalk where outerwear trends were dominated by rich colours, embellishment and sculpted shapes. I wanted to create a collection suitable for the modern woman’s wardrobe and consisting of luxurious fabrics in shades reflective of this season’s colour palette”.

For modern elegance that draws on the glamour of days gone by, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that challenges the beauty and sensuality of Rigby and Peller lingerie.

The Rigby and Peller Autumn/Winter 2012 collection will premiere at the end of October. Click here to visit Rigby and Peller.

60 Glorious years – Are you set for the Jubilee yet?

We are just over a week away from one of the major events of the Summer. Next weekend the party will be in full swing as Queen Elizabeth the 2nd gets set to celebrate 60 glorious years on the throne. Not since Queen Victoria has a monarch ruled for so long, and whether you are a fan of the royals or not, I think we all appreciate that Elizabeth has been an exemplary servant to her role.

In celebration, it seems that every retailer is encouraging us to embrace the red, white and blue. This can be in the form of quirky t-shirts, pretty dresses using those most patriotic of colours or just a scarf to add that touch of jubilee fever. If you fancy becoming royal for a day, Selfridges has an amazing range of tiaras that verge from the sublime to the hilarious so you can channel your inner queen.

 Here are some of the key picks from the High Street and the net for all those who are looking forward to one hell of a party.

Selfridges

Just loving this cute, fun tiara from Tatty Devine at Selfridges. I can’t quite imagine Her Madgesty wearing this, but it packs quite a style statement all the same.

TATTY DEVINE Star Tiara £66 click to visit Selfridges

 

 Dorothy Perkins

Just in case the Jubilee weather goes the same way as most of our typically British Bank Holidays, Dorothy Perkins have delivered a perfect pair of patriotic Wellington’s.

 

Navy Union jack wellies £23 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 Debenhams

Navy large jubilee print shoulder bag £36 click to visit Debenhams

Just loving this kitsch bag from Floozie by Frost French, reduced to £36 in the Debenhams summer spectacular. There is most definitely a crown for every taste (and head size) in this cute print.

 
Red floral Jubilee wash bag £9.60 click to visit Debenhams

This red floral washbag is a great buy for under £10. Perfect for summer hols, just buy all travel sized products and you will be able to put all your toiletries in one place, avoiding those horrid suitcase spillage.

 

M&Co

Corgi t-shirt £15 click to visit M

Well, what could be more royal than a corgi. Super cute, and a bargain at £15.

Crown print blouse £25 click to visit M&Co

If quirky dogs aren’t your thing, then maybe this crown print blouse is more your sort of thing. I think the tiny print is really pretty and I love the front knot detail too.

 
Union jack scarf £14

This Union Jack scarf is a simple addition to your wardrobe. Wear with a navy blazer a la Kate Middleton, and this will see you through right up to the Olympics.

 
For the complete M&Co Jubilee collection, click here.
 
 
 

Duchess Kate wears Matthew Williamson – and looks AMAZING!

At the African Cats premiere, Kate Middleton showed why she continues to impress with her style credentials, choosing a glorious Matthew Williamson style dress that just ticked all the right boxes.

In the softest grey, this shift style dress had the bang-on-trend peplum waistband and an unusual jewelled and beaded neckline and cuffs that had a touch of the ornate 1960s about them. The jewelled neckline also added a colour pop with green and yellow beads that sparkled and shone on the wettest night of the year.

How to get the look

You could  create your own version of Kate’s dress with a simple, sleek peplum dress that  could then be embellished  with  an ornate bib/ Cleopatra style collar necklace. The great thing about this look is that when you remove the necklace, you get a completely different look – two for the price of one!

Charcoal Grey Victoria Peplum office Stretch Pencil Dress Lafrock £39.99 click to visit Amazon

Handmade Mosaic Turquoise/ Pearl Collar Bib Necklace (Thailand) £43.93 click to visit Overstock.com

Lrg Sky Blu&Red Beaded Queen Cleopatra Collar Necklace £5.59 click to visit Ebay

Lrg Egyptian Queen Cleopatra Necklace 7Scarab $7.99 click to visit Ebay